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The 'NEW' Stocktwits – Five Things You Will Want To Do on Your First Visit to StockTwits

This morning Stocktwits has launched a new and vastly improved website.  It is running at beta.stocktwits.com in parallel to the old site as we want your input on key things we might have missed. The ‘NEW’ Stocktwits is just as easy to use, but the killer features should be easier to manage. Most importantly, the website is powered by our own microblogging platform. Sign in is easy, and just like our Desktop product, you can push messages to Twitter if you like.

If you are a new member of the StockTwits community you might be wondering what the most experienced members here enjoy the most about our site. So we have compiled a short list of some very cool features that you will love.

1. The Suggested Stream

The StockTwits Suggested Stream is a no brainer. It is a stream of the very best StockTwits members that we have personally vetted over the course of the last year. You will find a bit of everything but the common theme is high quality market discussions, generosity of ideas and camaraderie.

If you are a new StockTwits member, you will find experts who are discussing your areas of interest and so it it is also a great place to scan for people for you to follow.

2. The Charts Stream

The StockTwits Charts Stream is the human ticker for technicians. Pull it up and you will have no end of set ups at your fingertips flowing in real time. It takes no time to find expert chartists posting a multitude of fresh and actionable set ups.

Simply, you will be amazed that so many are willing to share their best charts.

3. Dip Into the Ticker Pages

Most who visit StockTwits will, right off the bat, have specific tickers they are interested in whether they are equities, Forex pairs or futures. The ticker pages allow you to easily view what the StockTwits community is saying about those tickers which interest you. In addition, you will also have easy access to Chartly charts focused on these tickers as well as the most recent links relating directly to these tickers. Here are a few for you to peruse: $GOOG $EURUSD $GC_F.

4. StockTwitsTV: Plenty Goodness for Everyone

StockTwits is in the midst of building the First 24 Hour Internet Finance Television Network and we are doing it with the help of the very best of our diverse community. While we are only just getting started, there is already plenty goodness for almost all interests.

If you are global macro focused, MacroTwits Hour with @GregorMacdonald on Sunday nights is chock filled with deep insights and community discussion. If you are a currency trader, The Forex Report with @KevinMHughes brings insights from a natural pro currency trader. If you are looking for special situations, @ReformedBroker’s Stock Wars covers the untold stories behind activist investors and corporate raiders.

And if you are technically focused, fuhggetaboutit, StockTwitsTV has so much to offer I don’t know where to begin.

You can find the complete programming schedule here.

5. Join The Conversation

Contributing to the flow is incredibly easy, fun and valuable. You will receive feedback and have the chance to exchange market related ideas with a multitude of great minds. All you have to do is type your message of 140 characters or less in the tweet entry box near the top center of any stream page and include a symbol tag beginning with a $ (EX: $AMZN, $AUDUSD, $GC_F).

Here are a few more tips to get you started. 1. Tweet about what you know best. 2. Keep it market focused. 3. Share your best ideas. People will love you for this. 4. Treat others how you would like to be treated. 5. For more on this, see our House Rules.

This is only a surface scratch of the features you will find on StockTwits but it is a great start.

  • http://attentionspanmedia.com/asmblog/ MattCope

    Wow – it’s fun. There’s a lot of stuff going on, but it’s not overwhelming.

    I have a suggestion. I like how the FinViz charts pop out when you mouse over them. Is there any way to do that with the chart.ly charts? I feel it would be quicker, cleaner, and involve less of a tabs mess for me.

    Keep rockin. Your team is kickin butt right now.

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      thx matt. chart.ly getting overhauled. if you mouse over the charts from
      chartly on the indivisual stock pages they do pop out but will check again.

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      thx matt. chart.ly getting overhauled. if you mouse over the charts from
      chartly on the indivisual stock pages they do pop out but will check again.

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      chris said this feature is coming. good catch

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      chris said this feature is coming. good catch

  • http://attentionspanmedia.com/asmblog/ MattCope

    Wow – it’s fun. There’s a lot of stuff going on, but it’s not overwhelming.

    I have a suggestion. I like how the FinViz charts pop out when you mouse over them. Is there any way to do that with the chart.ly charts? I feel it would be quicker, cleaner, and involve less of a tabs mess for me.

    Keep rockin. Your team is kickin butt right now.

  • http://www.hedgeaccording.ly Sellputs

    interesting.. didnt hear about this

  • http://www.hedgeaccording.ly Sellputs

    interesting.. didnt hear about this

  • http://www.hedgeaccording.ly Sellputs

    interesting.. didnt hear about this

  • http://twitter.com/bennickell Ben Nickell

    Where is portfolio view? Has this been replaced by watchlists? Any ideas for porting our stocktwits portfolio over from the old site?

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      good question ben…right back to you when i check.

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      good question ben…right back to you when i check.

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      good question ben…right back to you when i check.

    • ppearlman

      yes, it has been replaced. u can now make multiple lists. also, we will have many preset lists soon which cover specific sectors and asset classes.

      we will look into a temporary porting function for u tonight and i will get back to u in a day or two on that.

      thanks for the feedback! keep it coming.

    • ppearlman

      yes, it has been replaced. u can now make multiple lists. also, we will have many preset lists soon which cover specific sectors and asset classes.

      we will look into a temporary porting function for u tonight and i will get back to u in a day or two on that.

      thanks for the feedback! keep it coming.

    • ppearlman

      yes, it has been replaced. u can now make multiple lists. also, we will have many preset lists soon which cover specific sectors and asset classes.

      we will look into a temporary porting function for u tonight and i will get back to u in a day or two on that.

      thanks for the feedback! keep it coming.

  • http://twitter.com/bennickell Ben Nickell

    Where is portfolio view? Has this been replaced by watchlists? Any ideas for porting our stocktwits portfolio over from the old site?

  • http://twitter.com/bennickell Ben Nickell

    Where is portfolio view? Has this been replaced by watchlists? Any ideas for porting our stocktwits portfolio over from the old site?

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  • http://www.tachophobia.com RacerRick

    Now I need to make a stocktwits account? Really?

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      take the two seconds . you kidding me

      • http://www.tachophobia.com RacerRick

        me = lazy!

      • http://www.tachophobia.com RacerRick

        me = lazy!

      • http://www.tachophobia.com RacerRick

        me = lazy!

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      take the two seconds . you kidding me

  • http://www.tachophobia.com RacerRick

    Now I need to make a stocktwits account? Really?

  • http://www.tachophobia.com RacerRick

    Has “portfolio” become “watch lists”?

    • http://zerobeta.wordpress.com zerobeta

      Yes, now you can make multiple portfolios

    • http://zerobeta.wordpress.com zerobeta

      Yes, now you can make multiple portfolios

    • http://zerobeta.wordpress.com zerobeta

      Yes, now you can make multiple portfolios

  • http://financetrends.blogspot.com Anonymous

    First off: sign-in. Heads up to everyone – http://beta.stocktwits.com/ now works like Stocktwits Desktop. You’ll have to sign in with your existing ST account and then go to “Settings” to link Stocktwits with your Twitter account if you want to send tweets out to Twitter.

    Howard, saw your mention of the new platform, but it took me a few minutes to realize 1) I couldn’t sign in automatically through my Twitter account like before 2) how to set this up in settings.

    Look forward to new improvements. Let me say though that design on new Beta site seems to de-emphasize our tweets in that the center column tweet stream is narrowed, leaving more room for ads and features in left & right columns. Looks a bit Yahoo Finance-y to me to be honest. Keep the focus on community members and tweets by restoring column width and tweet entry size.

    PS, like that symbol or user search seems to retrieve (some) user names now. Couldn’t find some of the people I searched for – do they have to sign into new beta site first to be searchable?

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      thx for insight. keep it coming

    • http://zerobeta.wordpress.com zerobeta

      To answer some of your questions/feedback.

      On the new site you have to sign up for a StockTwits account or if you already have one from StockTwits Desktop, sign in with that. You can sign in with Twitter, but on the first sign in you must sign in also with your StockTwits account so that we know that the two accounts are connected. After that, signing in with Twitter is easy and able to be done in one click. We’re working on better illustrating this to the user on sign-in.

      We have increased the font size. You can make the stream bigger by hitting ctrl +, which makes the tweets bigger. We will look into increasing the size of everything. I understand your concern and it is a valid one.

      People search will only work with people who have StockTwits accounts.

      • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

        what he said :)

      • http://financetrends.blogspot.com Anonymous

        Thanks for the answers, Justin. I will try the CTRL+ on the stream & good to know more about people search. Keep it up, guys.

      • http://financetrends.blogspot.com Anonymous

        Thanks for the answers, Justin. I will try the CTRL+ on the stream & good to know more about people search. Keep it up, guys.

    • http://zerobeta.wordpress.com zerobeta

      To answer some of your questions/feedback.

      On the new site you have to sign up for a StockTwits account or if you already have one from StockTwits Desktop, sign in with that. You can sign in with Twitter, but on the first sign in you must sign in also with your StockTwits account so that we know that the two accounts are connected. After that, signing in with Twitter is easy and able to be done in one click. We’re working on better illustrating this to the user on sign-in.

      We have increased the font size. You can make the stream bigger by hitting ctrl +, which makes the tweets bigger. We will look into increasing the size of everything. I understand your concern and it is a valid one.

      People search will only work with people who have StockTwits accounts.

    • http://zerobeta.wordpress.com zerobeta

      To answer some of your questions/feedback.

      On the new site you have to sign up for a StockTwits account or if you already have one from StockTwits Desktop, sign in with that. You can sign in with Twitter, but on the first sign in you must sign in also with your StockTwits account so that we know that the two accounts are connected. After that, signing in with Twitter is easy and able to be done in one click. We’re working on better illustrating this to the user on sign-in.

      We have increased the font size. You can make the stream bigger by hitting ctrl +, which makes the tweets bigger. We will look into increasing the size of everything. I understand your concern and it is a valid one.

      People search will only work with people who have StockTwits accounts.

  • http://financetrends.blogspot.com Anonymous

    First off: sign-in. Heads up to everyone – http://beta.stocktwits.com/ now works like Stocktwits Desktop. You’ll have to sign in with your existing ST account and then go to “Settings” to link Stocktwits with your Twitter account if you want to send tweets out to Twitter.

    Howard, saw your mention of the new platform, but it took me a few minutes to realize 1) I couldn’t sign in automatically through my Twitter account like before 2) how to set this up in settings.

    Look forward to new improvements. Let me say though that design on new Beta site seems to de-emphasize our tweets in that the center column tweet stream is narrowed, leaving more room for ads and features in left & right columns. Looks a bit Yahoo Finance-y to me to be honest. Keep the focus on community members and tweets by restoring column width and tweet entry size.

    PS, like that symbol or user search seems to retrieve (some) user names now. Couldn’t find some of the people I searched for – do they have to sign into new beta site first to be searchable?

  • http://financetrends.blogspot.com Anonymous

    First off: sign-in. Heads up to everyone – http://beta.stocktwits.com/ now works like Stocktwits Desktop. You’ll have to sign in with your existing ST account and then go to “Settings” to link Stocktwits with your Twitter account if you want to send tweets out to Twitter.

    Howard, saw your mention of the new platform, but it took me a few minutes to realize 1) I couldn’t sign in automatically through my Twitter account like before 2) how to set this up in settings.

    Look forward to new improvements. Let me say though that design on new Beta site seems to de-emphasize our tweets in that the center column tweet stream is narrowed, leaving more room for ads and features in left & right columns. Looks a bit Yahoo Finance-y to me to be honest. Keep the focus on community members and tweets by restoring column width and tweet entry size.

    PS, like that symbol or user search seems to retrieve (some) user names now. Couldn’t find some of the people I searched for – do they have to sign into new beta site first to be searchable?

  • http://attentionspanmedia.com/asmblog/ MattCope

    Wow – it's fun. There's a lot of stuff going on, but it's not overwhelming.

    I have a suggestion. I like how the FinViz charts pop out when you mouse over them. Is there any way to do that with the chart.ly charts? I feel it would be quicker, cleaner, and involve less of a tabs mess for me.

    Keep rockin. Your team is kickin butt right now.

  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    thx matt. chart.ly getting overhauled. if you mouse over the charts from
    chartly on the indivisual stock pages they do pop out but will check again.

  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    chris said this feature is coming. good catch

  • http://www.hedgeaccording.ly Sellputs

    interesting.. didnt hear about this

  • http://twitter.com/bennickell Ben Nickell

    Where is portfolio view? Has this been replaced by watchlists? Any ideas for porting our stocktwits portfolio over from the old site?

  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    good question ben…right back to you when i check.

  • ppearlman

    yes, it has been replaced. u can now make multiple lists. also, we will have many preset lists soon which cover specific sectors and asset classes.

    we will look into a temporary porting function for u tonight and i will get back to u in a day or two on that.

    thanks for the feedback! keep it coming.

  • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

    Interesting departure from twitter, is something in the wind or is this a business stability move now that you have an audience and recognized brand? Kinda excited, although I do ZERO stock investing, I want to see how the community fracture works out. And it’s an interesting change, since it’s an offshoot beta you aren’t forcing anyone to swap by pushing it live (pro move to gauge reactions).

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      when we uaucnhed our desktop product we fractured off. its a dtability and
      control thing. the user experience is just extra channels of communication.

      • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

        You’re typing like I’m feeling. Up late last night. Emergency room for fiance’s ear infection, then I gave the Havanese too big a morsel of meat so of course he chokes on it… a few hours, and vet emergency room visit later and I got home (they’re both fine).

        Lots of info flowing through the new beta interface, great work. Would be nice to see the charts stream by, but take that with a grain of salt. Trying to reign in my infoporn feature overload instincts. But being lazy, anything that saves me a click and lets my brain scanning determine what’s valuable is good. Who would have thought 100bits per second could create our conscious perception of the 3D world.

        • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

          chart stream coming

        • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

          mark – you can get the charts stream – click on the left sidebar there is a chart stream button

          • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

            That’s fast ;)
            I meant visual charts (or a small version of them). Jeez those charts are information overload (they look like bad viewgraphs I make at work).

            What are the most important features?

          • Anonymous

            Howard, Stocktwits is a great product. I just wonder what is your revenue model and how you plan to make money? Thanks.

          • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

            surprise :)

          • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

            surprise :)

          • Anonymous

            :)

            I do see several interesting things that you are doing already which are going to drive revenues – advertisements and premium content being the main things.

            I was just wondering how you see this as a business being an entrepreneur.

          • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

            i cant tell people everything. its like magic :)

          • Anonymous

            :)

            I do see several interesting things that you are doing already which are going to drive revenues – advertisements and premium content being the main things.

            I was just wondering how you see this as a business being an entrepreneur.

          • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

            surprise :)

          • Anonymous

            Howard, Stocktwits is a great product. I just wonder what is your revenue model and how you plan to make money? Thanks.

  • http://www.tachophobia.com RacerRick

    Now I need to make a stocktwits account? Really?

  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    take the two seconds . you kidding me

  • http://www.tachophobia.com RacerRick

    me = lazy!

  • http://www.tachophobia.com RacerRick

    Has “portfolio” become “watch lists”?

  • http://financetrends.blogspot.com FinanceTrends

    First off: sign-in. Heads up to everyone – beta Stocktwits.com now works like Stocktwits Desktop. You'll have to sign in with your existing ST account and then go to “Settings” to link Stocktwits with your Twitter account if you want to send tweets out to Twitter.

    Howard, saw your mention of the new platform, but it took me a few minutes to realize 1) I couldn't sign in automatically through my Twitter account like before 2) how to set this up in settings.

    Look forward to new improvements. Let me say though that design on new Beta site seems to de-emphasize our tweets in that the center column tweet stream is narrowed, leaving more room for ads and features in left & right columns. Looks a bit Yahoo Finance-y to me to be honest. Keep the focus on community members and tweets by restoring column width and tweet entry size.

    PS, like that symbol or user search seems to retrieve (some) user names now. Couldn't find some of the people I searched for – do they have to sign into new beta site first to be searchable?

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  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    thx for insight. keep it coming

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  • http://zerobeta.wordpress.com zerobeta

    Yes, now you can make multiple portfolios

  • http://zerobeta.wordpress.com zerobeta

    To answer some of your questions/feedback.

    On the new site you have to sign up for a StockTwits account or if you already have one from StockTwits Desktop, sign in with that. You can sign in with Twitter, but on the first sign in you must sign in also with your StockTwits account so that we know that the two accounts are connected. After that, signing in with Twitter is easy and able to be done in one click. We're working on better illustrating this to the user on sign-in.

    We have increased the font size. You can make the stream bigger by hitting ctrl +, which makes the tweets bigger. We will look into increasing the size of everything. I understand your concern and it is a valid one.

    People search will only work with people who have StockTwits accounts.

  • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

    Interesting departure from twitter, is something in the wind or is this a business stability move now that you have an audience and recognized brand? Kinda excited, although I do ZERO stock investing, I want to see how the community fracture works out. And it's an interesting change, since it's an offshoot beta you aren't forcing anyone to swap by pushing it live (pro move to gauge reactions).

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  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    when we uaucnhed our desktop product we fractured off. its a dtability and
    control thing. the user experience is just extra channels of communication.

  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    what he said :)

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  • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

    You're typing like I'm feeling. Up late last night. Emergency room for fiance's ear infection, then I gave the Havanese too big a morsel of meat so of course he chokes on it… a few hours, and vet emergency room visit later and I got home (they're both fine).

    Lots of info flowing through the new beta interface, great work. Would be nice to see the charts stream by, but take that with a grain of salt. Trying to reign in my infoporn feature overload instincts. But being lazy, anything that saves me a click and lets my brain scanning determine what's valuable is good. Who would have thought 100bits per second could create our conscious perception of the 3D world.

  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    chart stream coming

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  • http://twitter.com/howardlindzon howardlindzon

    mark – you can get the charts stream – click on the left sidebar there is a chart stream button

  • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

    That's fast ;)

    (I knew there had to be an option, I'm a $$ noob)

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  • http://financetrends.blogspot.com FinanceTrends

    Thanks for the answers, Justin. I will try the CTRL+ on the stream & good to know more about people search. Keep it up, guys.

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  • ataraxia101

    Howard, Stocktwits is a great product. I just wonder what is your revenue model and how you plan to make money? Thanks.

  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    surprise :)

  • ataraxia101

    :)

    I do see several interesting things that you are doing already which are going to drive revenues – advertisements and premium content being the main things.

    I was just wondering how you see this as a business being an entrepreneur.

  • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

    i cant tell people everything. its like magic :)

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    Hi.
    (1) Gold novice in Canada wishes to make investment to offset inflationary/deflationary risk in USDs. Gold EFTs seem cheapest and effective. Comments, plse.

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